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The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said that he could not blame or question God over the death of his son, Dare.

Dare, who until his death was also a pastor in a branch of the church in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, died in his sleep on Tuesday.

Delivering his sermon at the May edition of the monthly Holy Ghost service of the church, Pastor Adeboye said: “Whatever we have is given to us by God, be it wealth, wife, husband, children etc. And if it got taken away by God, all we can do is give God glory for actually giving us the privilege to enjoy that wealth or kids temporarily, and it is not for us to complain, blame and question God.

“What we see as sorrows might be joy in the sight of God. I mean His ways and thoughts are not the same with ours. We shouldn’t forget that both good and bad happen at God’s command. (Lamentations 3:38).

“Finally, in all things, let’s learn to say thank you, father, and it is well. God bless all of you in Jesus’ name.

“There is a peace that surpasses human understanding. It is only God that can give that peace. I thank God that I have that peace,” Adeboye said.


Yesterday, Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, joined the hordes of people that have been sending condolence messages to Pastor Adeboye over Pastor Dare’s death.

In his own condolence message, the governor said he was “deeply shaken” by the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye, noting that he was an inspiration for the youth.


Obaseki said: “I am deeply shaken to learn of the shocking passing of Pastor Dare Adeboye at the age of 42.

“He was a promising young man who worked dutifully in the Lord’s vineyard, bringing the message of salvation to young people in Nigeria and across the world.”


Obaseki continued: “Through God’s guidance and the able mentorship of our Daddy G.O., Pastor E. A. Adeboye, he provided a rallying point for youths and helped to inspire them for impactful living.

“Although his untimely passing is more than anyone can bear, we are consoled that he spent his life working for Christ and his eternal rest, which we all hope to attain, is assured in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“He will be remembered for his compassion, kindness and sense of duty to God and family.

I commiserate with the Adeboye family, friends and associates and pray that God will grant everyone the fortitude to bear this disheartening loss.”


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